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  1. (rare, often hypercorrect) Synonym of shalt
    • 1644, Kenelm Digby, Two Treatiſes, in the One of Which, The Natvre of Bodies; in the Other, The Natvre of Mans Sovle; is Looked Into [] [1], Paris: Gilles Blaizot, The Concluſion, page 463:
      Thou shallest be an hour without diuiſibility: and if an houre, a yeare: if ſo, an age: and if an age, then for euer, for al eternity.
    • 1853, John Yonge Akerman, “Wat Sannell's Ride to Highworth”, in Wiltshire Tales[2], London: John Russell Smith, page 151:
      "Never mind, naybour," said Master Samuel, recovering himself, "thee shalst have a quart for it when thee com'st to my house.”
    • 2000 October 11, Sybrand Bakker, “oracle beginners”, in, Usenet[3], message-ID <>:
      Thou shalst also always specify thine version and thine operating system[.]

Usage notes[edit]

While this form does seem to have had some genuine use, it is most common as a hypercorrection.